6505 Sylvania Avenue

Sylvania, OH 43560

419-531-2119 ext. 1 for Rene, ext. 2 for Emily



Open Monday- Friday

8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.


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March 2018 JLC Newsletter




Check –In with Us

Pelham Manor 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Jewish Living Center 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

It doesn’t have to be a manic Monday or week when you come by either location free of charge for those 60 and better and get your blood pressure and/or glucose checked by a registered nurse. It is quick, painless, and keeps you on the path to good health, L’Chayim! All supplies are provided.



11 a.m. – Noon

Get Fit…It’s Never Too Late

This exercise class offers you great music and great moves that will give you a comprehensive workout that includes cardio, strength, and flexibility. Balls, bands, chairs, and light weights are used in this class. All supplies are provided. Free.



1 p.m. – 2 p.m.


A full body workout for any fitness level that anyone can do!  Drumsticks are pounded on exercise balls, clinked overhead and side to side to upbeat music that has you moving in step and around the circle.  This class keeps you moving and gives your core a great workout. All supplies are provided. Free.



1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Ballet Ball Fusion

This is a great combination class that brings together basic ballet, Tai Chi, and drumming to give you a complete and fulfilling workout unlike anything else with music to guide you. With a focus on your core for balance and strength and full range of motion to increase your stretch and breathing.



2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Drawing & Painting Class: All Levels

Join Anjelika’s drawing and painting class to express yourself, relax, and see art through a new vision: your own. In this class, you can work in pencil, watercolor, pastel, acrylics, or oil and at your own speed. You can use a favorite photograph or something you have seen in a magazine. Anjelika is here to help you create your own masterpiece, even if you don’t think you can, in this fun and casual environment. All supplies are provided. Free.



12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Poker & More…

Big and Little Vegas, Stretch, Red and Black, those are just a few of the games that you can expect to play in this lively afternoon get together! Nickels and dimes are what you will need to make this afternoon of fun. All are welcome to play. Any questions, give us a call.



Director of the Jewish Living Center of Greater Toledo


On behalf of all of the JLC staff, we thank you for all of your support and participation throughout this changing year. We hope that you had a great 2017 and wish you a year filled with good health, love, and laughter in 2018!




Level 1: JLC is OPEN. Events will take place as scheduled. The bus is running.


Level 2: JLC is OPEN. Events may be modified. The bus is subject to road conditions. Please call the JLC to confirm.

Level 3: JLC is CLOSED. No bus service. All closings and delays will be posed on all 3 major networks: CBS, ABC, and NBC. Any questions, please feel free to call the JLC at 419-531-2119.


***Can be altered based on JLC staff discretion***

Learning and Expressing Yourself

We believe that we should never stop learning or expressing ourselves. In order to make this approach to life attainable to everyone in our community, we offer a wide range of free programs. Please come and join us.


"Around the World" Cityscape Painting

Monday (4 classes): April 2, 9, 16, & 23 

2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Sekach Bldg. 6505 Sylvania Ave.

Limited to 10 students. Registration is required by March 26

Imagine painting a cityscape, such as the New York skyline, or scenes of Italy, France, Spain, or India. This class will help you to bring your imagination to canvas or paper. Topics for this course are composition, perspective, color theory, and color mixing. Emphasis is on individual instruction. Students will utilize acrylic or watercolor paint. All materials and supplies will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring their own travel photographs.


Famous Presidential Candidates Who Have Lost - presented by Professor Gerry Bazer

Thursday, April 19

1 p.m.

Sekach Bldg. - 6505 Sylvania Ave.

Registration is requested by Friday, April 13

Discusses several well qualified presidential candidates who lost their run for the presidency. Provided are examples from our earliest history through more recent elections including factors which caused their loss. Among those covered are Richard Nixon (in 1960) Hubert Humphrey, Al Gore, Tom Dewey, Stephen Douglas, et.al. For a variety of reasons, the 2016 election is not covered.


Anniversary Luncheon

Thursday, June 7

12 p.m. - Luncheon and entertainment by Swingmania

Congregation B’nai Israel – 6525 Sylvania Avenue

$5 per person

Registration and payment required by Monday, May 28

This is our time to get together and enjoy each other’s company and catch up.  We will have fabulous entertainment by Swingmania, a.k.a the Jeff McDonald Band. The band  is a dedicated group of talented Toledo area musicians whose goal is to entertain the widest possible audience, whether they're accustomed to the big band swing sound or not. From Benny Goodman's "Sing Sing Sing" to Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York," this band has all the tunes that we love, so come with a request or two.



Thursday, April 26

Have I Got A Story For You –More Than a Century of Fiction from The Forward

Compiled and edited by Ezra Glinter

12 p.m.

Congregation B’nai Israel – 6525 Sylvania Avenue

$15 – Luncheon, author presentation, and book (1 per person/couple)

Registration and payment required by Friday, April 13

This event is in collaboration with Jewish Senior Services


Forty-two stories from America’s greatest Yiddish newspaper, in English for the first time.


The Forward, founded in 1897, is the most renowned Yiddish newspaper in the world.  It welcomed generations of immigrants to the United States, brought them news of Europe and the Middle East, and provided them with sundry comforts such as comic strips and noodle kugel recipes.

Ezra Glinter has combed through the archives to find the best stories published during the newspaper’s 120-year history, digging up such varied works as wartime novellas, avant-garde fiction, and satirical sketches about immigrant life in New York. Glinter’s introductions to the thematic sections and short biographies of the contributors provide insight into the concerns of not only the writers but also their avid readers. The collection has been rendered into English by today’s best Yiddish translators, who capture the sound of the authors and the subtleties of nuance and context.



Senior Resource Connect, a service of the Association of the Jewish Family and Children's Agencies (AJFCA) network, provides information and resources to assist older adults and caregivers in discussing their needs with aging services professionals. Check out this one-stop connection to local service providers.